Monday, January 31, 2011

Going the Distance

Not only did I just run 3.5 miles, which is the farthest distance I have ever run without stopping, but I did it in 34:44. That's faster than my best non-treadmill 5K time! I felt so amazing after I finished that I wanted to cry. While I didn't actually shed any tears, I was definately on some kind of natural high from the rush of endorphins surging through me. I felt like I was walking on air as I left the gym ;)

Came home, showered, and then I drank this strawberry protein shake.

Lately I've been trying to up my protein intake after my workouts. Gotta feed them muscles! Unfortunately, I'm out of my favorite protein powder (BSN's Lean Dessert) and I had to use this tonight:

It tastes ok if you mix in berries and yogurt and all that jazz to your shake, but drinking it plain with just water (or in my case half water & half milk) is kind of nasty. I pretty much had to chug the entire shake. 

In addition to my workout, I've also had a fairly productive day in the school department. While I may not exactly have been paying attention in pharmacoeconomics, I did spend my entire 3 hour lunch break studying and catching up on things. Lunch was eaten while learning about upper respiratory tract infections:

I had a spinach sald with the usual toppings: dried cherries, avocado, feta, walnuts and sunflower seeds topped with Newman's Own Light Raspberry and Walnut dressing.

And a couple hours later, I had this bar:

Dinner was leftover pasta, an orange, and a VitaTop with peanut butter:

I bought these for the first time this weekend because so many food bloggers just rave about them, but honestly I think they're over-rated. They tasted okay, but they were definatley not as amazing as everyone says they are. Maybe I'm just weird, but I don't think I'll be buying them again.

Well I'm off to watch the Bachelor and work on some more school stuff. Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

Do you drink protein shakes? What's your favorite kind of protein powder?


  1. yay for a great run and longest run girl! Congrats!

    I love those clif bars! They are my favorite kind!!!

    Hope you have a great night! xoxo

    I use sunwarrior protein powder mostly, but I also use Boichem Chocolate Fudge , it is yummy!

  2. Congrats on your run! That is awesome!!! =)

    I prefer to get my vitamins the old fashioned way.. I don't think a vita top could do it for me. Good to know they are only "okay" b/c I didn't want to waste money trying and hating them! phew!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. Congrats on the awesome run! Sounds like a great day. Endorphines rock. My fave protein powder is by far vega! I only buy it on amazon or on sale though because its a little pricey for me!

  4. Yay for new blog friends, I am LOVING your blog! The bachelor is my favorite!! GREAT JOB ON YOUR those natural endorphins!! Doesn't get better than that. I don't really drink protein shakes but I do love muscle milk:)

  5. Good job on your run, Krista. And, I don't drink protein shakes....better to get it the natural way.

    Love, Mom



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